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Remote Plant Operator/ QC Technician - Gypsum,CO

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United States
Base Salary
62k USD

Job Description

Job ID: 498056

United Companies, is a CRH Company. Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees. We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construction services. We succeed as a team by embracing integrity, mutual respect, innovation, service, sustainability, and financial strength.

Position Overview

This position is a skilled hybrid position that is responsible for the safe operations of heavy equipment, remote plant operations, and collecting and sampling Ready-Mix concrete materials. This position will include general labor responsibilities including safely performing plant maintenance duties and other various manual tasks.

Wage ranges from $26.00 to $31.00 per hour dependent on experience

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Participates in daily TRACK meetings plus weekly safety meetings.

  • Assists in plant production of materials and ensures the efficient working condition of the plant.

  • Ensures that all assigned equipment is properly maintained, clean, in a safe working order and operated properly.

  • Prepares plant for operations at the beginning of each shift and performs shut down procedures at the end of day.

  • Operates front end loader, skid steer, and other equipment as needed.

  • Performs routine plant & mobile equipment maintenance and repairs as needed.

  • Safely and efficiently collect samples for testing.

  • Perform sampling, testing, and reporting procedures according to established protocol, having the ability to test material samples and recording test results in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Promptly report non-compliant tests to plant operator when applicable.

  • Maintain daily record of test results, prepare daily reports, and submit results to plant operator.

  • Perform daily housekeeping operations and maintain a clean plant environment.

  • Report any problems to Plant Operator, Area Manager, Safety Manager or Human Resource Manager.

  • Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.


  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required.

  • 1-2 years of related experience in building materials/construction industry.

  • ACI Field Level 1 Certification preferred.

  • CDL Class B preferred.

Work Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.

  • Ability to operate computer and software applications. Proficient Microsoft Work, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.

  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends, when necessary.

  • Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and productions areas as stated by OSHA and MSHA.

  • Compliance with all OSHA and/or MSHA regulations.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

  • Ability to read, interpret and follow documents and procedures such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.

  • Ability to be self-sufficient and perform tasks and duties without immediate supervision.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other employees and managers.

  • Perform required field and laboratory tests and procedures per applicable standards.

  • Ability to test concrete for conformance with mixed design and specification.

  • Ability to conduct moisture tests, yield calculation and yield adjustment of mix designs for conformance with mix designs and specifications.

Key Competencies

  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to needs.

  • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit.

  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.

  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.

  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions.

  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.

  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed; able to consistently work independently.

  • Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work.

  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear.

  • The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What CRH Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

About CRH

CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.

If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!

United Companies, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link.

Advice from our career coach

As someone with experience in various industries, I would advise prospective candidates for this position at United Companies to pay close attention to the key responsibilities outlined in the job description. To stand out as an applicant, consider the following tips:

  • Participate actively in daily TRACK meetings and weekly safety meetings to showcase your commitment to safety.
  • Demonstrate experience in the building materials/construction industry, preferably with 1-2 years of related experience.
  • Obtain an ACI Field Level 1 Certification if possible to highlight your expertise.
  • Consider obtaining a CDL Class B, as it is preferred for this role.
  • Highlight your ability to operate computer software applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Overall, showcasing your experience in construction, commitment to safety, and ability to adapt to different tasks in a plant environment will make you a standout applicant for this position.

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